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Delaney: When Portable Music Meant Something More

I am compact disc kid. I’ve long heard my parents’ generation regale us children about the music they grew up with. My baby-boomer parents navigated their way through vinyl, LPs, 8-trackĀ  tapes and mixtapes. “Here Comes the Sun” was released on “Abbey Road” while my dad was stationed at the[Read More…]

by February 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Delaney: When Portable Music Meant Something More

I am compact disc kid. I’ve long heard my parents’ generation regale us children about the music they grew up with. My baby-boomer parents navigated their way through vinyl, LPs, 8-track  tapes and mixtapes. “Here Comes the Sun” was released on “Abbey Road” while my dad was stationed at the[Read More…]

by January 31, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

Delaney: When Portable Music Meant Something More

I am compact disc kid. I’ve long heard my parents’ generation regale us children about the music they grew up with. My baby-boomer parents navigated their way through vinyl, LPs, 8-track  tapes and mixtapes. “Here Comes the Sun” was released on “Abbey Road” while my dad was stationed at the[Read More…]

by January 31, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

Six-Word Capsules Carry Life Tales

It is said that novelist Ernest Hemingway, when asked to write a full story in six words, responded with “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” A few years ago, Smith – an online magazine that specializes in memoirs – adopted the same challenge and invited their readers to write the[Read More…]

by January 19, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

This Thanksgiving, Everything’s Gravy

When it comes to Thanksgiving break I suffer from delusions of grandeur. I am now a junior here at Georgetown. And as cringe-worthy as that statement is for me (i.e., I am old, the real world is impending and other similar existential dilemmas), it does carry with it an innate[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

A Language at a Loss for Words

My whole life I have marveled at the English language. More often than not I find myself amazed by just the sheer number of words we have created – with new ones being added all the time. How is a person supposed to keep up? Tucked into my planner, I[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments The Guide

Reliving Magic of Harry Potter

On Columbus Day, I made a return trip to my golden days of youth, no thanks to a time machine. Instead, three friends and I traveled to the recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. Amanda McGeough (COL ’12), Margaux McGrath (COL ’12), Hannah[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Seeking a Standard of Success

Effective methods of measuring success are elusive. How does one seek to define something so impervious to quantification? The lines between Success and Happiness blur easily – susceptible to prejudices, personal experiences and presumptions. Success boasts varying degrees and extents – it’s like a vast litmus paper for the human[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

New Hilltop Brings New View

I know this much is true: I had to travel 4,600 miles to finally understand it. Four months ago I was arriving at a very different kind of Hilltop. Nestled on the outskirts of Florence, Italy, I spent four weeks of summer studying abroad with 24 other students at Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments The Guide

Training to Be a Team Player

I know this much is true: I belong on the sidelines. Most of my childhood (read: life) has been marked by failed forays into the world of athletics. In gymnastics class, at age four, my instructor was so frustrated by my inability to execute a cartwheel that she invented a[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized